A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Camberley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Camberley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from forklift drivers to clinical molecular geneticists, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness data in the Surrey Heath local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Surrey Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury423
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)011
Fall from height (ladder)636
Injured by an animal200
Manual handling382220
Physical assault762
Slip or trip322924
Struck against243
Hit by vehicle201
Struck by object1994
Crushed by something collapsing020

Find out more: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Camberley

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Camberley are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Camberley region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A325 and B3411 junction and on the B3015 and B311 roundabout.

Our panel of accredited legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Camberley.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Camberley

When a person is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident at work in Surrey. They are typically lead to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by another person, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Surrey Heath local authority) negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Upper College Ride and on Cumberland Road.

Camberley serious injury claims

The lasting impact of serious injury will be understood by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant, a successful claim enables individuals to concentrate on recovery.

Quittance's network of specialist law firms have for many years helped families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include brain tumours and serious psychiatric harm.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Camberley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Camberley and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Camberley and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Camberley?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Camberley, Surrey and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Finding the best lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the best firm to advise you?

The disparity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?67,080 for severe knee injuries could conceivably vary from ?40,248 to ?57,018.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

What should you consider when comparing Camberley solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Do you need to choose a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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